Dani Alves to Wear Number 8 - Fifth Different Number at Barca

It has been confirmed recently that Dani Alves, who is returning to FC Barcelona, will be assigned the number eight. This is already the fifth different shirt number to be worn by the 38-year-old Brazilian for the Catalan club.

Dani Alves' New Shirt Number

Legendary right-back Dani Alves, who is almost 40, is returning to Barcelona after having departed from the club in 2016. However, he can only start playing in January of 2022. This has not stopped FC Barcelona from officially presenting their new defensive player. During the presentation, it was revealed he would be wearing the number 8 on his shirt, not 6, which how had before he left.

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Dani Alves claims he contacted Andres Iniesta, who of course wore the number 8 jersey at Barcelona for over a decade (2007-2018), to ask for permission and show respect. This is not the first time Alves has changed his shirt number at Barca. He has previously worn the numbers 2, 6, 20 and 22 for the club, so changing it once again is nothing new to him. In fact, during his two seasons at PSG, Alves had a whopping four different shirt numbers (3, 6, 13, 32).

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